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Meaning of caustic

caus•tic

Pronunciation: (kô'stik), [key]
— adj.
  1. capable of burning, corroding, or destroying living tissue.
  2. severely critical or sarcastic: a caustic remark.
—n.
  1. a caustic substance.
    1. Seecaustic curve.
    2. Seecaustic surface.
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